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Destinations in Nepal

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Regions in Nepal

Officially, Nepal is split into 14 administrative zones and five development areas, however travelers may find the conceptual classification below (based on the country’s elevation) more convenient. In order from north to south:

Himalayas
Mount Everest, Annapurna, Langtang National Park, and The Great Himalaya Trail provide many possibilities for sightseeing, hiking, and other adventure sports.

Kathmandu Valley
This region, which includes Kathmandu, Boudhanath, Patan, and Bhaktapur, is located in the center of Nepal and serves as a cultural crossroads with many holy temples and monuments.

Middle Hills
The Hill Region (Pahar in Nepali) is mostly situated between 700 and 4,000 meters above sea level. The Mahabharat Lekh (Lesser Himalaya) separates this area from the Terai Range, forming a geographic midpoint between the Terai and the Himalayas. It contains the beautiful Pokhara valley, which is a popular starting point for outdoor activities in the region.

Western Tarai
Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are located on the western side of the Terai mountain range.

Eastern Tarai
Biratnagar, Nepal’s second biggest municipality, is located in a densely populated region.

Cities in Nepal

  • Kathmandu — With its Hanumandhoka Durbar Square and the stupas of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, Kathmandu is Nepal’s capital and cultural center.
  • Bhaktapur — Bhaktapur is a well-preserved ancient city, as well as a pilgrimage and pottery-making center in Nepal; no motorized vehicles are permitted.
  • Biratnagar — Biratnagar, near Dharan in eastern Nepal, is an important agricultural center and a hotbed of political activity.
  • Birgunj — Birgunj is a mid-southern Nepalese commercial hub that connects India and Nepal.
  • Janakpur — The 500-year-old Janaki Temple may be found in Janakpur, an ancient religious center.
  • Namche Bazaar — Namche Bazaar is a Sherpa hamlet popular with hikers in the Solu Khumbu area.
  • Nepalgunj — Bardiya National Park and Banke National Park are both near to Nepalgunj, the major center for the Mid- and Far-Western Development Region.
  • Patan — Patan is a lovely, ancient city. UNESCO recognized Patan Durbar Square as a World Heritage Site in 1979.
  • Pokhara — Pokhara is a beautiful lake-side town that is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination owing to its beauty, adventure sports, restaurants, hotels, and live music scene.

Other destinations in Nepal

Nepal has long been a haven for traveling ascetics and tantric yogis, sandwiched between the Himalayan snow peaks and the raging Ganges plain. As a result, the nation is home to a plethora of holy places and natural wonders:

  • Annapurna – Nepal’s most popular hiking area, home to the world-famous Annapurna Circuit.
  • Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to tigers, rhinoceroses, and other jungle wildlife.
  • Daman is a small mountain hamlet with panoramic views of the Himalayas, which are particularly beautiful at dawn and sunset.
  • Haleshi (Tibetan: Maratika) is the location of a mountain cave where Padmasambhava gained enlightenment.
  • Lumbini is the holy birthplace of Buddha Shakyamuni.
  • Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, is located in the Khumbu area.
  • Nagarkot is a hill station one hour from Kathmandu with spectacular Himalayan views.
  • Parping is home to many holy caves connected with Tibetan Buddhism’s founder, Padmasambhava.
  • Tangting is a lovely and little-known traditional Gurung hamlet with a spectacular view of the Annapurna mountain.

How To Travel To Nepal

By plane The sole international airport in Nepal is Tribhuvan International Airport, which is situated immediately east of Kathmandu's Ring Road. Despite the fact that Nepal is a popular tourist destination, most flights from anywhere will make a stop in Asia or the Middle East along the route. As a...

How To Travel Around Nepal

Domestic flights - Domestic airlines in Nepal, such as Yeti Air, Tara Air, and Nepal Airlines, provide regular flights to a variety of locations across the country. Biratnagar, Nepalganj, Lukla, Pokhara, Simikot, Jomsom, Janakpur, and Bharatpur are among the destinations to and from Kathmandu. There are a number of...

Visa & Passport Requirements for Nepal

If you are traveling from India, be in mind that the 500 and 1000 rupee notes are not recognized in Nepal since their distribution is banned. Tourists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka may remain in Nepal permanently without a visa since they are members...

Accommodation & Hotels in Nepal

For a double room, budget lodging in Nepal varies from about NPR250 to around NPR750. You should negotiate since the rates you are given at first are not set. You may receive a significant discount if you stay for a longer length of time. Sheets, blankets, towels, and anything...

Things To See in Nepal

Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, is arguably Nepal's most renowned sight, and the nation is covered with towering mountains. The 2015 earthquake caused significant (and possibly irreversible) damage to a number of UNESCO monuments. In Nepal, there are four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Kathmandu Valley, which includes not only the...

Things To Do in Nepal

Mountain biking Mountain riding in Nepal is a fun and sometimes difficult activity. There are many famous bike routes in Nepal that are now operational. They are as follows: From Balaju in Kathmandu, the Scar Road leads to Kakani, Shivapuri, and Budhanilkantha in northern Kathmandu.The journey from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel begins...

Food & Drinks in Nepal

Food in Nepal Daal-bhaat-tarkaari is the national dish of Nepal. Spicy lentils are poured over boiling rice and eaten with tarkari, or spiced vegetables. This is served two times a day, at 10:00 and 19:00 or 20:00, in most Nepalese households and teahouses. If rice is limited, aata (cornmeal mush),...

Money & Shopping in Nepal

The native currency is the Nepalese rupee (NPR). Although Indian money is accepted in Nepal (at a 1.60 Nepalese rupee to 1 Indian rupee official exchange rate), the INR500 and INR1,000 currency notes are not accepted. In Nepal, it is prohibited to carry Indian rupee notes of 500 and 1000...

Festivals & Holidays in Nepal

Nepalese government offices and most private companies are open six days a week, with the exception of Saturdays. International organizations operate under their own set of regulations, and most of them are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The Nepal Gazette publishes the government holidays for the following year. Nepal...

Traditions & Customs in Nepal

With hands together and fingers up, greet individuals with a warm Namaste (or "Namaskar" formal version - to an elder or high-status person). It's used in lieu of greetings and farewells. It should only be spoken once per person, each day. 'The divine in me salutes the divine in...

Internet & Communications in Nepal

Internet access is quickly expanding, with the most prevalent availability in Kathmandu (particularly in Thamel and around the Boudha Stupa in Boudhanath) and Pokhara. Most hotels and resorts in those two cities will provide complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Many eateries will follow suit. In more and more communities, Internet...

Language & Phrasebook in Nepal

The language variety of modern-day Nepal is equal to its biological and cultural richness. Nepal has an unusually high number of surviving languages for a nation with such a limited geographical mass, many of which are relics of the old Asiatic cultural fusion in the area. In one nation,...

Culture Of Nepal

Folklore is an important element of Nepalese culture. Traditional stories, such as tales of love, affection, and wars, as well as tales of demons and ghosts, are based in the realities of day-to-day living and therefore reflect local lifestyles, culture, and beliefs. Many Nepalese folktales are performed via dance...

History Of Nepal

Ancient People have lived in the Himalayan area for at least eleven thousand years, according to Neolithic artifacts discovered in the Kathmandu Valley. The Kusunda people are thought to represent the earliest demographic stratum. Nepal is initially listed as a blanket exporting country in the late Vedic Atharvaveda Pariia and in...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Nepal

Stay Safe in Nepal Strikes ("bandas") and protests do occur from time to time. Some establishments shut, although many exceptions are made for visitors, who are generally well-liked. Inquire about strikes at your hotel or read Nepali newspapers in English. After signing a comprehensive peace deal with the government in 2006,...

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